MÄNNLICHEN - ACCESSIBLE IN SUMMER 2019 IN SPITE OF CONSTRUCTION WORKS
In the summer of 2019, the gondola lift Grindelwald - Männlichen is not in operation due to new construction in the course of establishing the V-Bahn project. However, the GGM offers its guests a bus service.
Timetable Bus service from 22 June - 13 October 2019
Departures from Grindelwald Grund, near station:
09.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00
Departures from Männlichen:
10.00, 11.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00
The current rates can be found here!
The Männlichen Bahn plans to resume normal operation in December 2019.
SAPOCYCLE: RECYCLED HOTEL SOAPS HELP CHILDREN IN NEED
Every year tons of used hotel soaps end up in waste. On the other hand, more than 1.5 million children under the age of 5 die each year as a result of diarrhea and acute lower respiratory tract infections. Diseases which could be prevented by simply washing hands.
We close the circle! Together with the SapoCycle foundation.
After the departure of our hotel guests, we collect all used soaps that we have disposed of so far and send them to the Basel Foundation under the umbrella of the Fondation des Fondateurs. The soaps are recycled in a professional and environmentally friendly manner and provided free of charge to the needy in Switzerland and Europe in a social integration program. Thanks to almost 200 participating hotels, 10 tons or 70,000 pieces of soaps have been collected, recycled and distributed so far.
How can such a simple and cheap product as soap help? Well, hand washing acts like a self-vaccine and is therefore the most effective way to reduce child mortality. It is more effective than vaccines, medicines or isolated clean water initiatives. In reality, hand washing can reduce the mortality rate by almost 50%.
We are wholeheartedly grateful for this initiative.
WEEKENDKRIMI 2018 - A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS!
The weekend from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11, 2018 was all about "Murder & Manslaughter". For three days our guests investigated for evidence in every corner of the hotel to find the murderer killing many members of the Hochmeister family.
Would you like to follow in the footsteps of the detectives? The next murderous opportunity is on Saturday, April 20, 2019, when you are again cordially invited to 3 days of murder & homicide in your Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof Grindewald!
ONLINE PRICE COMPARISON PLATFORMS: WHEN THE CHEAPEST ONLINE PRICE IS NOT THE CHEAPEST
In their advertisting online price comparison platforms claim to always know the best price for a hotel. The Swiss Commission of Honorableness now decides that this is not true, and charges Trivago for unfair competition. This early summer, the second chamber of the Swiss Commission for the Promotion of Mercy agreed with Solothurn-based hotelier Rolf Trechsel, co-owner of the Hotel Roter Ochsen, regarding his complaint about the Trivago slogan: "Trivago shows the price of the hotel if you book there directly, and the prices of over 200 websites. Trivago compares and you decide. "
The reason for the inadmissibility of the Trivago slogan is simple: Trivago & Co. often have no access to hotels' direct booking prices. Because the publication of these is always associated with high costs for the hotels. Often prices offered on the platforms also are not comparable to the conditions for direct bookings via the hotel website: different cancellation policies, payment methods, offered categories and (free) services for direct bookings often distort the picture considerably. So it's worth taking a closer look.
According to the self-regulatory body, this is a clear case for a statement that is not factual. According to the decision of May 23, 2018, this was a violation of the Federal Act against Unfair Competition.